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  • Gearskin 6 Sep 2017 15:05:33 2,990 posts
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    Beep Beep, Richie
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  • TheSaint 6 Sep 2017 15:30:28 17,344 posts
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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2679552/
  • Trowel 7 Sep 2017 07:07:22 21,501 posts
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    Getting really good reviews, wtf.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/it_2017/

    Critic Consensus:†Well-acted and fiendishly frightening with an emotionally affecting story at its core,†It†amplifies the horror in Stephen King's classic story without losing touch with its heart.
  • DevilsKebab 7 Sep 2017 07:52:27 688 posts
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    Was lucky enough to attend a special screening last night and it's pretty good. More creepy than gory (which is good for me!) Pennywise is played pretty damn well.
    Acted very well by all too. As you'd expect from a Hollywood horror film, it's got a few loud jump scares, but it's still got a lot of atmosphere
    Worth a watch
  • wuntyphyve 7 Sep 2017 08:49:34 9,152 posts
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    Still can't decide if I'm going to the midnight showing later. I have a feeling I'll need a lot of coffee to stay awake which means the first jump scare will probably make my heart explode and my bowels melt. Not a fan of jump scares tbh as I prefer atmosphere and shit but I kind of expected them in this so not too bothered.

    Edit: Oh well it's booked now. I'll probably regret it at some point.

    Edited by wuntyphyve at 09:06:17 07-09-2017
  • creepiest-lizard 7 Sep 2017 09:47:08 474 posts
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    Is this a two-parter?
    It actually looks decent and weirdly enough, switching from the 60's to the 80's works. Or looks like it does
  • brokenkey 7 Sep 2017 09:52:50 8,964 posts
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    It's been made in such a way that it could be a two parter, depending on how successful the first one is.
  • wuntyphyve 7 Sep 2017 10:06:10 9,152 posts
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    Yeah they only did the kids section so if they get the go ahead they will do part 2 which focuses on the adults.

    Not sure how I feel about that. The way the book was structured was that the kids bits were constant adult flashbacks to key points during that long summer. The adults sections were never as interesting and a lot of what they experienced was recycled scares from when they were little. Reading it recently I forgot just how many times "beep beep ritchie" was used, alot. And it got annoying quickly.
  • GarlVinland 7 Sep 2017 10:12:55 1,966 posts
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    creepiest-lizard wrote:
    Is this a two-parter?
    It actually looks decent and weirdly enough, switching from the 60's to the 80's works. Or looks like it does
    It will be weird though when they do the time jump to adulthood and it's set in present day. Somehow Pennywise seems like he belongs to another time, with the way some people are dressed these days you wouldn't be able to pick him out of a crowd.

    Would be great to see a scene from last year where he encounters a Pennywise copycat though. :)
  • OllyJ 7 Sep 2017 10:37:33 3,858 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    It's been made in such a way that it could be a two parter, depending on how successful the first one is.
    I think this will end up being one of if not the highest grossing horrors ever made. The hype is unreal, good reviews, nostalgia, trailers have been impressive. A sequel is a certainty at this point.
  • spindle9988 7 Sep 2017 10:59:58 4,573 posts
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    I am really looking forward to this. A well reviewed horror is quite a rarity.

    I will probably shit myself in the cinema though.
  • wuntyphyve 7 Sep 2017 11:07:57 9,152 posts
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    I'm doubling my underwear to be safe. I might even smuggle a third pair in my pocket.
  • OllyJ 7 Sep 2017 11:22:36 3,858 posts
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    I've fallen out of love with Horror to be honest, though really looking forward to IT, totally drawn into the Stand By Me vibe.

    I don't think I've seen anything genuinely scary in years, gory, intense....yeah, just not scary. I watched Insidious a week ago, great concept, just totally laughable scares.
  • creepiest-lizard 7 Sep 2017 11:29:56 474 posts
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    @OllyJ
    watch Martyrs. the French one
    I saw it years ago and still think about it...not really horror as such.
    More,,unsettling
  • wuntyphyve 7 Sep 2017 11:30:32 9,152 posts
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    See, Insidious (particularly the second one) scares the crap out of me.
  • Dgzter 7 Sep 2017 11:33:50 1,440 posts
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    wuntyphyve wrote:
    Yeah they only did the kids section so if they get the go ahead they will do part 2 which focuses on the adults.

    Not sure how I feel about that. The way the book was structured was that the kids bits were constant adult flashbacks to key points during that long summer. The adults sections were never as interesting and a lot of what they experienced was recycled scares from when they were little. Reading it recently I forgot just how many times "beep beep ritchie" was used, alot. And it got annoying quickly.
    Yeah, it's going to be interesting to see how this is handled. I believe there is a fairly common consensus that the adult sections of IT are considerably weaker than the flashback chapters/passages to the 1950s, so there is, to my mind at least, a real danger that a solid setup in Chapter 1 may still lead to a massive disappointment in Chapter 2. I think casting, dialogue and how the character's adult perception of the 'horror' is realised on-screen is going to make or break it, ultimately.

    That being said, the structural change is in itself interesting, as it opens the door to the possibility of a self-contained narrative focusing just on the (again subjectively) superior children sections of the original text. Not King's vision of course, nor what they are shooting for here as the plans for Chapter 2 make clear, but I wonder if the first film may well stand well-enough on it's own when all's said and done - particularly if Chapter 2 turns out utter shite.

    I'm really excited about going to see it tomorrow now! :)
  • You-can-call-me-kal 7 Sep 2017 11:36:12 9,345 posts
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    creepiest-lizard wrote:
    @OllyJ
    watch Martyrs. the French one
    I saw it years ago and still think about it...not really horror as such.
    More,,unsettling
    I wish I hadnít seen that film.

    For me horror films are supposed to be like rollercoasters. Scary, but in a controlled, safe and fun way. Itís entertainment. If they genuinely emotionally scar and disturb you, and duo your psyche permanent damage, Iím really not sure what the point of them is. And I worry about people that enjoy films like that.
  • wuntyphyve 7 Sep 2017 11:39:48 9,152 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    creepiest-lizard wrote:
    @OllyJ
    watch Martyrs. the French one
    I saw it years ago and still think about it...not really horror as such.
    More,,unsettling
    I wish I hadnít seen that film.

    For me horror films are supposed to be like rollercoasters. Scary, but in a controlled, safe and fun way. Itís entertainment. If they genuinely emotionally scar and disturb you, and duo your psyche permanent damage, Iím really not sure what the point of them is. And I worry about people that enjoy films like that.
    I'm the same tbh. I stay away from things labelled as "disturbing" and the like. I want to enjoy a film, have fun and come out of the showing exhilerated. It's why i never enjoyed any of those shite torture porn type films and anything with gratuitous and realistic violence. It's not what I'm about. If it has gore I like it to be completely over the top ala braindead / evil dead - obviously fake and theatrical. I'm more about scary stories though, the stuff that takes me back to reading ghost story anthologies under the covers at night.
  • creepiest-lizard 7 Sep 2017 11:45:21 474 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal
    Without wanting to come across as mental, I actually like the film a lot.
    It really isn't just being horrible for horribleness sake at all. Without going into spoilers I think the main point of the film is the insanity people are capable of when it comes to religion. I'll say no more than that about it in case anyone wants to see it.
    This discussion probably isn't an advert though
  • creepiest-lizard 7 Sep 2017 11:45:24 474 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal
    Without wanting to come across as mental, I actually like the film a lot.
    It really isn't just being horrible for horribleness sake at all. Without going into spoilers I think the main point of the film is the insanity people are capable of when it comes to religion. I'll say no more than that about it in case anyone wants to see it.
    This discussion probably isn't an advert though
  • JamboWayOh 7 Sep 2017 11:47:19 1,732 posts
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    I wonder if they'll keep in the the coke addled inclusion of the cthullu inspired shit and the fucking cosmic turtle for the sequel. Stephen King on coke, glorious!
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 7 Sep 2017 11:53:54 2,572 posts
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    I hadn't realised that it was only the child portion of the book this time around. Probably won't have a chance to watch in cinema anyway with the babysitters (parents) away for a few weeks...
  • You-can-call-me-kal 7 Sep 2017 11:54:15 9,345 posts
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    creepiest-lizard wrote:
    @You-can-call-me-kal
    Without wanting to come across as mental, I actually like the film a lot.
    It really isn't just being horrible for horribleness sake at all. Without going into spoilers I think the main point of the film is the insanity people are capable of when it comes to religion. I'll say no more than that about it in case anyone wants to see it.
    This discussion probably isn't an advert though
    Yeah. I get that it has something to say for itself, as does A Serbian Film, but I it's treading a very fine line between exploitation and something more meaningful. It's not for me.
  • creepiest-lizard 7 Sep 2017 11:57:21 474 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal
    That's fair enough. A Serbian film is revolting and pointless in my opinion though. I don't really think it has anything to say for itself beyond being shocking
  • wuntyphyve 7 Sep 2017 11:57:29 9,152 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    I wonder if they'll keep in the the coke addled inclusion of the cthullu inspired shit and the fucking cosmic turtle for the sequel. Stephen King on coke, glorious!
    Thankfully they ditched the giant cosmic space turtle, which should rule it out for the sequel too seeing as how it was long dead by the time they were adults . King went far too far into realms of wtf in places with the book, that's for sure! Doesn't stop it being all kinds of awesome though.
  • creepiest-lizard 7 Sep 2017 11:58:18 474 posts
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    Enough! lets talk about IT.
    What is IT?
  • wuntyphyve 7 Sep 2017 11:59:28 9,152 posts
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    It's the little room in the front of the plane where the pilots sit, but that's not important right now
  • You-can-call-me-kal 7 Sep 2017 12:00:09 9,345 posts
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    creepiest-lizard wrote:
    @You-can-call-me-kal
    That's fair enough. A Serbian film is revolting and pointless in my opinion though. I don't really think it has anything to say for itself beyond being shocking
    There's some interesting articles around about how it's all a political metaphor for what's happened in Serbia in recent years. Some pretty high brow film writers have written quite extensive pieces on it. I think it definitely does have deeper meaning, but I'm dubious with this as well whether it's being intentionally exploitative at the same time. Again, such a fine line.
  • creepiest-lizard 7 Sep 2017 12:06:58 474 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal
    yeah, I agree. It's a fine line. Without knowing the nuances of the political scene of the region(which is mental in itself) I can only judge the film as a film. and for me, as a film it's rubbish. whereas Martyrs, for me, is a great film. I feel like I'm beating you over the head with this and I'm sorry! I love typical horror.
    as a side note, have you seen Starry eyes? proper gory horror
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